What does elegant mean?

Definitions for elegant
ˈɛl ɪ gəntel·e·gant

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. elegant(adj)

    refined and tasteful in appearance or behavior or style

    "elegant handwriting"; "an elegant dark suit"; "she was elegant to her fingertips"; "small churches with elegant white spires"; "an elegant mathematical solution--simple and precise and lucid"

  2. elegant, graceful, refined(adj)

    suggesting taste, ease, and wealth

  3. elegant(adj)

    displaying effortless beauty and simplicity in movement or execution

    "an elegant dancer"; "an elegant mathematical solution -- simple and precise"

Wiktionary

  1. elegant(Adjective)

    Characterised by or exhibiting elegance.

    Etymology: From elegant, ultimately from elegans.

  2. elegant(Adjective)

    Characterised by minimalism and intuitiveness while preserving exactness and precision.

    an elegant solution

    Etymology: From elegant, ultimately from elegans.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Elegant(adj)

    very choice, and hence, pleasing to good taste; characterized by grace, propriety, and refinement, and the absence of every thing offensive; exciting admiration and approbation by symmetry, completeness, freedom from blemish, and the like; graceful; tasteful and highly attractive; as, elegant manners; elegant style of composition; an elegant speaker; an elegant structure

  2. Elegant(adj)

    exercising a nice choice; discriminating beauty or sensitive to beauty; as, elegant taste

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Elegant

    el′e-gant, adj. pleasing to good taste: graceful: neat: refined: nice: richly ornamental.—ns. El′egance, El′egancy, the state or quality of being elegant: the beauty of propriety: refinement: that which is elegant; Elegante (el-e-gangt′), a lady of fashion.—adv. El′egantly. [Fr.,—L. elegans, -antise, out, and root of legĕre, to choose.]

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. elegant

    [common; from mathematical usage] Combining simplicity, power, and a certain ineffable grace of design. Higher praise than ‘clever’, ‘winning’, or even cuspy.The French aviator, adventurer, and author Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, probably best known for his classic children's book The Little Prince, was also an aircraft designer. He gave us perhaps the best definition of engineering elegance when he said “A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.”

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'elegant' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4769

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'elegant' in Adjectives Frequency: #660

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of elegant in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of elegant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of elegant in a Sentence

  1. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Truth is the most elegant and wonderful thing in the world, until you use it as a weapon to deliberately hurt others. Be truthful at all times but never be brutal and venomous. Always be nice to people, no matter what others say or do. Cheers!

  2. Tobey Maguire:

    He's very particular and he wants to control the circumstances, i think by and large, there's fear wrapped up in that, but he understood his worth and he was leveraging it. He just wasn't that elegant about it.

  3. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Empathy is an important prerequisite for good leadership. Leaders should always make every effort to understand the challenges faced by their followers, so that the leader can become an integral part of the elegant solution to the problem - if not, the leader may become part of the problem as an unintended consequence of her/his non-actions. Empathy is a great quality ans an excellent asset for Effective People Leadership,

  4. President Trump:

    It's being delivered. It's actually an elegant way. The way it used to be many years ago before we had all the new contraptions that we all use, but a letter is being delivered to me and I think it's going to be a positive letter.

  5. Robert Grass:

    We have found elegant ways of making DNA very stable, so we wanted to combine these two stories -- to get the high storage density of DNA and combine it with the archaeological aspects of DNA.

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